Osprey Packs Named Outside’s Best Places to Work

Osprey in top 30 companies for 2008. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the country.

Cortez, Colo. - Osprey Packs, Inc., an independent pack company located in the high desert and mountains of Southwestern Colorado, was named as one of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work 2008. The news follows another huge honor for the company, being named the REI Vendor Partner of the Year for 2007, http://www.rei.com/aboutrei/releases/08vendorpartner.html.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the country that not only create a great work environment but also promote an environmentally friendly business process and create a work-outdoor life balance for employees.

“We are honored to be among this elite group of companies in our industry that strive towards excellence in business practices, which includes all facets of business from the employee, to retail and to manufacturing,” said Erik Wegner, manager of Human Resources for Osprey Packs. “This great honor reaffirms our ongoing efforts to conduct business with great integrity, both on the employee and consumer level.”

Companies from across the nation entered the two-part process to determine Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall process, from performing the analysis to finalizing the rankings.

The actual rankings will be published in the May 2008 issue of Outside magazine and a segment about the winners will run on Good Morning America on April 20, 2008.

For more information about Outside's Best Places to Work program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkOutside.com.

About Osprey Packs

From its humble beginnings building custom backpacks and sleeping bags in Santa Cruz California, to its current recognition as an industry leader, Osprey has always flown its own course. Their mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors and the environment. Osprey defines success when it meets the demanding expectation of its most discerning customers. Based in Cortez, Colorado, Osprey has over thirty-five years of pack-making experience.

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